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TED ALLEN, host of “Chopped” on the Food Network and author of “In My Kitchen,” welcomes over 400 high school students from across the U.S. to the 17th Annual National Prostart Invitational. / COURTESY NATIONAL RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION EDUCATION FOUNDATION

National student chef competition looked like reality food TV

PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Convention Center had the look of a food reality TV show over the weekend including a big-money jackpot and...
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Unfamiliar menu items not a deterrent for most diners

You are seated at a table at a Rhode Island restaurant you have been looking forward to trying. When you open the menu, there...
WILLIAM M. DAVIES, JR. Career & Technical High School's team won the

National student chef competition in Providence this weekend

PROVIDENCE - The city returns to the national culinary spotlight this weekend as a prestigious nationwide chef and restaurateur competition holds its finals at...
BERTUCCI'S HAS DECLARED bankruptcy, and will close its Taunton location as well as 14 other locations in the U.S. The company expects to continue operations at its other locations without disruptions. / COURTESY BERTUCCI'S

Bertucci’s files for bankruptcy, will remain open

PROVIDENCE - Bertucci’s Corp., the chain of casual Italian restaurants based in Northborough, MA, announced that it filed voluntary petitions for relief under Chapter...
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‘Eatertainment’ venues bring families together for dinner, games

As 2018 reaches the end of its first quarter, the restaurant industry is looking toward its youngest guests. At the beginning of the year,...
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Nor’easter brings ill winds to restaurant row

All dining out is at the mercy of the weather. This has come to the forefront multiple times as winter ended and – on...
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Newport restaurant scene bustling, drawing new chefs

Things are bustling in the Rhode Island restaurant community. New restaurants are opening statewide and renovations are refreshing some established spots. Chefs are receiving...
BEN SUKLE, chef and proprietor with his wife Heidi of Oberlin and birch restaurants in Providence, has been nominated for Best Chef-Northeast in the 2018 James Beard Awards. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Sukle finalist for James Beard Awards

PROVIDENCE – Providence again this year is sending a finalist to the prestigious James Beard Awards, known as the “Oscars of the food world.”The...
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Surcharges could impact consumer food prices in R.I., regardless of tolls

It’s no secret that Rhode Islanders like to do business in person.While in larger cities across the country the trend is for mega companies...
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Rhode Island rings around the world

(Updated at 2:30 p.m. to clarify connection to Montauk boats in 6th paragraph.)There has been a lot of talk recently about rings – of...
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